Independent Living in Essex, CT

Poised for Fulfillment, Growth and Happiness

Essex Meadows provides unique opportunities to enhance your independent lifestyle. Independent living in Essex, CT, situates you perfectly to enjoy all our region has to offer. We are minutes away from Old Saybrook Station and an easy train ride to either Boston or New York City. Enjoy the resources and culture of these bustling cities, knowing you can return to a bucolic haven when your outing is complete.

Our community sits on 104 beautiful acres and neighbors a coastal forest named The Preserve, which features walking trails winding through 1,000 acres of wild natural beauty. We are minutes from the banks of the Connecticut River and the coastline along Long Island Sound. Living among these extraordinary scenes, we feel particularly inspired to protect our environment. Essex Meadows is a LEED Gold Certified senior living community, and we welcome programs from the Essex Land Trust, The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, and the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Combine Enticing Lifestyle Ingredients to Your Taste

At our senior living community, your lifestyle can blend fun, learning and fitness in whatever combination suits you best. We love to host social events and parties. Independent living in Essex, CT, allows you to decide how involved you would like to be. Neighbors meet for meals and happy hours. We host interesting speakers to present lecture series, and we partner with Wesleyan University and varied performers to provide entertainment. You can remain active in any manner that inspires you — from hiking to working with a personal trainer to swimming to a round of golf on our executive-length course.

Each day is yours to command, and the right services, amenities and social support are in place. Find fulfillment. Find growth. Find happiness.

To get a more robust understanding of the benefits of independent living in Essex, CT, reach out to us through the contact form.

Enjoy Today — with a Plan for Tomorrow

Independent living with lifecare helps you stay in control of your choices. Under this residency agreement, you can easily transition to higher levels of senior residential care if needed, and your monthly service fees will remain predictable. Locking in fees for health services well below market rates could add up to significant savings over time. Make a smart plan for your future — no matter what tomorrow brings.


Our hospitality-centric philosophy drives us to provide a varied and thorough array of services.

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner daily
  • Professional dietitian
  • Planned social, cultural and recreational activities
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Weekly flat laundry service
  • Maintenance of grounds and buildings
  • Private security staff
  • Paid utilities (except telephone)
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Special diets and tray service available

Indpendent Living Amenities

Essex Meadows is designed for engagement, enrichment and ease of living.

  • Nature preserve
  • Professionally staffed health care center
  • Emergency call signals in each apartment
  • Choice of several dining options: main dining room, pub, sunroom, takeout service, private dining room
  • Library
  • Games and billiards room
  • Arts room
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Auditorium
  • Common-area fireplaces
  • Executive golf course
  • Croquet
  • Gardening areas
  • Hiking trails
  • Scenic outdoor seating areas
  • Storage facilities
  • Fitness room
  • Indoor saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Laundry rooms
  • Woodworking shop

For an Additional Fee

  • Guest rooms
  • Garages
  • Pets (security deposit required)
  • Premium DIRECTV®
  • Private transportation

Independent Senior Living Frequently Asked Questions